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The festivities, through the seasons

Throughout the year, parties and festivals follow one another in Périgord Noir: gastronomy, music, dance, theater and cinema.

From January to December, these events are all opportunities to discover the Dordogne.

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Winter in Périgord Noir

Truffle Festival

Every year, in mid January, in Sarlat

Many workshops are open to the general public in order to discover all the subtleties of the Truffle.
A large truffle market takes place on the weekend with many fresh truffles but also truffle-based products.


3rd weekend of February in Sarlat

Geese, tasting stands, carcass soup, the band for the atmosphere, workshops and demonstrations for young and old to learn. And the traditional banquet!

In spring in Périgord

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Orchid Biennale

Around May 1st in Salignac-Eyvigues

Orchid exhibition in the magnificent setting of the gardens of the manor of Eyrignac.

The Brikabrak Festival

For the Pentecost weekend in Le Bugue

Lawns on the banks of the Vézère, a performance hall and marquees, shows, games, entertainment ...


For the Pentecost weekend every 2 years in Sarlat

The Ringueta de Sarlat is the festival of traditional games of yesteryear.
The opportunity to fall back into childhood and discover how our ancestors used to have fun.


In summer in Périgord Noir

The Félibrée

Every first weekend in July, the Félibrée is organized in a village in Périgord.

This great Occitan festival includes a parade of traditional groups, a taulada (meal), a love court (show) and other events.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

The Paths of the Imaginary Festival

Beginning of July in Terrasson

The Terrasson summer festival of street arts, "Les Chemins de l'Imaginaire", takes place for three days. Free entertainment.

The Sarlat Theater Games

From mid-July to early August in Sarlat

The Festival presents pieces from the classical repertoire, but also to promote contemporary works, various creations, as well as poetic and musical shows and readings.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

The Montignac World Dance and Music Festival

The last week of July in Montignac-Lascaux.

Placed under the sign of discovery and friendship between peoples, artists from all over the world come to perform in Montignac.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

The Piu di Voce Festival in Périgord

End of July in the valleys of Vézère and Isle.

“Più di Voce, lyrical and musical art at your fingertips” is a vocal and musical ensemble of variable geometry.


The Scarecrow Festival

End of July in Meyrals

Anyone can make their own scarecrow, individuals, associations, children, tourists or "locals", and participate in the competition

The Music Festival in Périgord

For 15 days, between late July and early August.

The Music Festival in Périgord offers a concert ensemble of classical and contemporary music in the churches of the villages downstream of the Vézère Valley.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

The Périgord Noir Festival

From the beginning of August to the beginning of October in all of the Périgord Noir.

Recognized as the great classical musical festival of Aquitaine, it offers each year more than twenty classical music concerts in an architectural and natural setting unique in Europe.

In Autumn in the Périgord Noir


The tales of Lebérou

Storytelling Festival in Périgord Noir

Storytelling evenings and storytelling aperitifs on the program!

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

The Sarlat Film Festival

For a week in mid-November

It is a Festival well known to film personalities, who come each year to present their film.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

The Documenterre Festival

November-December in Montignac.

It aims to enlighten us through documentary film screenings, lectures-debates, readings and shows on one of the subjects that concerns us all: our planet, its riches, its protection.

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